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Impact: Healthier Lives for Mothers and Children in Kenya


Date:

 

Wednesday January 19, 2011

Time:

 

12:30:00 PM

Description:
 

Since 2006, HealthRight has worked in Kenya to decrease the high rates of death among mothers and their newborn children among the Pokot, a marginalized ethnic minority in the North Rift Valley. HealthRight’s  work focused on nine health facilities in the three rural Pokot districts with a population of 260,000. Our goal was to improve the quality of health services while also working with communities to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote healthy care-seeking behaviors.

After only four years, HealthRight has improved maternal and newborn health across the region.

On Wednesday, January 19th, Africa Program Director, Jennifer Olson, will host a brown bag presentation about the recent evaluation that showed that HealthRight had considerable impact on access to basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric care for Pokot women. The presentation will also look at the sustainability of the project’s activities and ongoing efforts to improve outcomes for mothers and newborns in West Pokot, Kenya.